Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Grilled Peach Sundaes

We have been enjoying peaches 'every which way' this past month...and here is a simple favorite.

  • four large, firm peaches (preferably free-stone)
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil (canola or grapeseed or other flavour-neutral oil) 
  • vanilla ice-cream
  • warm caramel sauce (recipe below)
  • granola or chopped nuts for topping
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
  2. Cut peaches in half and remove pits. (No need to peel)
  3. Brush peach halves with oil and place on hot grill, cut side down.
  4. Grill until golden and showing grill marks....probably about 4 minutes.
  5. Turn peaches over and grill until slightly soft and just warmed through...several minutes longer. 
  6. Transfer peach halves to serving plates.
  7. Top each half with a scoop of ice-cream.  Drizzle with warm caramel sauce and sprinkle with granola or chopped nuts of your choice.

Warm Caramel Sauce: (can be made in advance and re-heated)

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. 
  2. Add sugar, cook until melted stirring occasionally. 
  3. Reduce heat to low. 
  4. Gradually stir in sour cream...cook 1 minute stirring occasionally. 

Yields four delicious peach sundaes.  Or spread the goodness around...and make eight smaller sundaes.